Dec 262014
Review: The Iron Locket + GiveawayThe Iron Locket (Risen King #1) by Samantha Warren
Published by Self published on Apr 18 , 2013
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Format: eBook from Author
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Rating: three-stars

She was raised to hunt faeries. He was raised from the dead.

Aiofe Callaghan comes from a long line of faery hunters. Hired by one of the faery queens, they protect the human world from chaos and destruction. But when Aiofe stumbles through an open door into the land of Faery, she discovers the job isn't as simple as it seems, nor is she.

Arthur Pendragon spent centuries in blissful nothingness, until the day the four queens banded together to raise him from the dead. Along with his twelve most talented knights, he leads the warring armies of Faery against the greatest enemy they have ever known: one of their own.

Can they overcome their differences to confront the greatest challenges either of them have ever faced?

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This story wove an intriguing mixture of King Arthur legends with faery tales. Many of the faery characters were recognizable from classic stories, such as the four Faery Queens. The way the faeries and King Arthur’s knights were connected was unique and believable.

In addition to mixing King Arthur and faeries, there was also some modern humans in the form of faery hunters. The set up for them was also believable. I quite liked the histories and background woven into the story as everything was cohesive and logical.

The characters themselves were well formed. The personalities were realistic, and there was plenty of variance between the different people. There were a lot of characters in the story, and yet I never mixed them up, they were each distinct.

Overall, I liked the story, and found it very intriguing. The action moved quickly, and I was quite impressed at the boldness of the story. I won’t give any spoilers, but I will say I’m afraid to become too attached to any of the characters as more than one perished in this first story. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next.

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  5 Responses to “Review: The Iron Locket + Giveaway”

  1. Thank you for participating in the Risen King Blog Tour! Happy Reading!

  2. Faeries, I love them, how not to? And this series looks awesome :3

  3. I always thought I didn’t like faeries, but then I would read a series (the Iron Fae, for example) and really like it. I would think it was the exception, and then read another one and really like it, too. Now I’ve come to realize I actually DO like faeries. I love how diverse and original authors can be while staying within the widely accepted mythology. It seems like there are so many more possibilities with faeries than with other creatures. I’m really excited to read this. Thanks!

  4. This sounds like a great one! I love King Arthur!

  5. Thanks for the giveaway! It looks like a great story.

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